The Chinese red date (Hong Zao), also known as the Jujube date, originated from China and has been cultivated for 4000 years. Today, this sweet treat is grown throughout China, the Middle East, northern Africa and even in southern Europe. They range from the size of an olive to a chicken egg - giant jujube dates have more flesh and are often stuffed with a walnut as a delicious snack.
Jujube dates have a crisp red skin, and then a soft, spongy centre that is sweet and slightly tart. These crimson delights can be eaten fresh or can be used in cooking, soups, desserts, sweet tea and even in herbal medicine!
BENEFITS MAY INCLUDE:
High source of Vitamin A, B and C
May assist boosting of the immune system and help fighting infections
Contains plenty of magnesium and calcium
Can help with treating insomnia
May assist treating anaemia, muscle weakness, fatigue, lightheadedness and QI deficiency
Rich in Cyclic AMP which is important in energy production within cells
May help constipation
High in fibre
Chinese red dates are prized for their abundance of antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals and fibre - making them somewhat of a superfood! Our jujube dates are dried for a long shelf life and so if you're cooking with these, just re-hydrate them by soaking in water beforehand. Please note that these dates are not pitted to ensure the flavour is kept. Available in 100g and 500g bags.
All Vita Herbal Nutrition dry authentic herbs are free of sulphur, herbicides and pesticides.